Bear Proofing

There are many actions you can take year round, but especially in the early spring, to deter bear activity in and around your home. 

  • Secure your trash (it's the law)
  • Remove bird feeders
  • Keep BBQs cleanBear with Bear-Resistant Container in Alaska
  • Keep pet food indoors
  • Keep garage doors closed
  • Secure windows and doors
  • Be responsible about trash and bird feeders
  • Don’t leave food or trash inside your vehicle
  • Pick fruit before it ripens, clean up fallen fruit
  • Additional tips from Colorado Parks & Wildlife

If a bear comes near your home, yell, blow a whistle, clap your hands, or make other loud noises. Never approach or corner a bear. If the bear remains and you feel it presents a threat, call the non-emergent dispatch line (970-920-5310) or 911 in an emergency.